Ann Hild, professor in the University of Wyoming Department of Ecosystem Science and Management, has been appointed as UW interim associate vice president for graduate studies. Her appointment is through Aug. 31, 2015.

“Ann will provide much needed leadership in overseeing issues in graduate studies, including allocations of graduate assistantships, our graduate student recruitment initiative, and working with the UW Graduate Council,” says David Jones, UW vice president for academic affairs.

According to a release by UW, Hild obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree (1977) in anthropology from the University of Iowa; and a Master of Science degree (1991) in agronomy, horticulture and entomology and a Ph.D.  (1995) in range and wildlife, both from Texas Tech University. After serving as a research scientist with the USDA Agricultural Research Service in Montana, she accepted a faculty position at UW in 1996 in the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources.

Hild says she is most proud of the many undergraduate and graduate students she has assisted in her time at UW.